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20 Gallon Endler Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by Anthony, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Current Stock: 3 male Endlers, 7 Females, 7-8 Otto Cats, and 5 Peppered Cory Cats.

    I told you guys my Endler stock was LOW. I'm down to about what I originally started off with years ago. Hopefully the females will start dropping faster now that I have the temp at 86. I still want to try and get some more soon though.

    As you can see I took out a lot of the L. Repens now that the angels are gone.



    Once I get the cloudiness under control I'm going to rearrange a few things. I think I'm going to lay that big piece of driftwood down in the front/center of the tank forming a crescent with the other piece behind it.
    04-19 13.35.12.jpg
     
  2. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    oooohhhhh!!!! I love it!
    I hope your stock catches up soon! =3 I can't wait to get mine! lol
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Thanks.

    I know, me too ! I had two fry in the breeding net but I think because the females were so stressed with being in such a small place they ate them, plus they really had nowhere to hide.
     
  4. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    How many fry do yours normally drop? So for I only get 2 a drop.
     
  5. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Normally they drop 10+. It's hard for me to tell because I used to have no many females it was hard to keep track. The only reason I say 10+ is because I happen to catch a female as she was giving birth and she had 10 in the cup I had her in. It depends on their size though, this was a decent size female.
     
  6. MasterBlue

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    OK. That should take you (calculates) no time at all =P HAHAHA
    Sorry. The meds make me kinnda odd >.>;
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

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    how about standing the driftwood in the center (tall like) and then you could do the L. Repens filling in the remainder of the tank with the crypts in the front as a border?

    Or maybe cut it into two pieces and then you could make like 2-3 little mountain like pieces and spread them across the center..do some nice plants between each piece...and a small bunch of crypts in front of each one?
     
  8. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I'll have to see if I can get it to stand up somehow. It's pointy on both ends which is why I have it leaning against the other piece as of now.
     
  9. MOD_Dawn

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    slate or piece of wood screwed to it with galvanized screw (what I use)
     
  10. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Updated picture... Tank is a bit clearer now, luckily.
    04-19 16.02.08.jpg
     
  11. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I like the "archway" of wood.
     
  12. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    yea, I like it too (but think it would look better in the center so the fish can swim through the open part...and then surround the sides (legs) with plants. :)
     
  13. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I'll see what I can do. I don't want to mess with anything until I get the water quality under control again.
     
  14. MOD_Dawn

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    just send the tank over to me..I'll putz with it until we get the "just right" look and then send it back with a photo of how to place everything. Lol!
    *rearranging tanks is a sickness I tell you* :)
     
  15. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    LoL that would be an expensive shipment.
     
  16. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    expensive shipment or long butt drive. Lol!
    Think Road Trip ..haha!
     
  17. mancave1

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    I like the driftwood , Put some moss on it .
     
  18. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    from what I recall, Anthony and moss don't mix. :)
     
  19. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Nope, I can grow moss in a very nice big puffy ball but not attached to anything. Just doesn't like me to attach it to anything. LoL
     
  20. mancave1

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    OK I didnt know that. I like the moss on my driftwood , I think it looks good .